Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just provide low-maintenance cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your West Springfield home. According to statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the leading chronic diseases. The approximate cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is nearly $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost as a result of allergies, such as hay fever. Amazingly, more than 90% of our lifetime is spent indoors. Given the fact that we are a nation of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution outpaces outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the occupant smokes. Typical roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Pella® Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. Our between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and messes, but they still offer the protection from outdoor activity that you want with an easy-to-operate switch. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass features on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our West Springfield showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction just days after adding this technology to your room. Schedule Now! 1 - Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa. Improved home health for allergy sufferers.